Delroy Lindo Joins Amazon’s Anansi Boys as Mr. Nancy
It appears that Amazon’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys has found its Mr. Nancy. According to a report by Variety, Delroy Lindo has joined the project as the alter ego of Anansi, the West African trickster god. Orlando Jones previously played the character in Starz’s American Gods, which was recently canceled after the third season. While the two stories will feature the same character, it’s safe to assume that there will be some differences between Jones’ take and Lindo’s, besides age. (The new description of the character reads that he’s “all charm.”) Anansi Boys will follow the adventures of one of Mr. Nancy’s sons, Charlie, who will discover that his late father was more than meets the eye.
Lindo is best known for appearing in some of Spike Lee’s movies, including Da 5 Bloods and Malcolm X. He also appeared in 2003’s The Core as Braz and in 2015’s remake of Point Break.
The description of Gaiman’s Anansi Boys reads:
“Fat Charlie Nancy’s normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn’t know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother. Now brother Spider is on his doorstep—about to make Fat Charlie’s life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous.”
Amazon has yet to announce an official release date for the series.
Have you read Anansi Boys? If so, how do you think Delroy Lindo will fare as Mr. Nancy? Let us know in the comments section below.
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